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            The Digital Factory: The Human Labor of Automation
             

            The Digital Factory: The Human Labor of Automation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Altenried, Moritz

            • RRP: $52.99
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            • Pub Date
              26 Jan 22

            The Digital Factory reveals the surprising and hidden human labor that supports today's digital capitalism. The workers of today's digital factory include those in Amazon warehouses, delivery drivers, Chinese gaming workers, Filipino content moderators, and rural American search ...engine optimizers. Repetitive yet stressful, boring yet often emotionally demanding, these jobs require little formal qualification but can demand a large degree of cultural knowledge. This work is often hidden behind the supposed magic of algorithms and thought to be automated, but it is in fact highly dependent on human labor. The workers of today's digital factory are not as far removed from a typical auto assembly line as we might think. Moritz Altenried takes us inside today's digital factories, showing that they take very different forms, including gig economy platforms, video games, and Amazon warehouses. As Altenried shows, these digital factories often share surprising similarities with factories from the industrial age. As globalized capitalism and digital technology continue to transform labor around the world, Altenried offers a timely and poignant exploration of how these changes are restructuring the social division of labor and its geographies as well as the stratifications and lines of struggle.
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            ISBN 9780226815480
            Released NZ 26 Jan 2022
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Reeds Vol 2: Applied Mechanics for Marine Engineers
             

            Reeds Vol 2: Applied Mechanics for Marine Engineers (Paperback)

            By Russell, Paul Anthony; Embleton, William

            • RRP: $85.00
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            The object of this book is to prepare students for the 'Mechanics and hydromechanics' part of the Certificates of Competency for marine engineering officers, issued by flag state administrations --Preface.

            ISBN 9781472910561
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2015
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Reeds Marine Engineering and Technology Series
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            Forged by Farra: 150 Years
              

            Forged by Farra: 150 Years (Paperback)

            By Patterson, Rosemarie

            • RRP: $5.99
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            This is the story of how Farra Engineering came to be a modern and diverse engineering company, with a national and international focus. Farra is based in Dunedin

            ISBN 453276
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2013
            Publisher Miscellaneous Publisher
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Handmade: A Scientist's Search for Meaning through Making
             

            Handmade: A Scientist's Search for Meaning through Making (Hardback)

            By Ploszajski, Anna

            • RRP: $43.68
            • $43.68
            • Internationally sourced

            From atomic structures to theories about magnetic forces, scientific progress has given us a good grasp on the properties of many different materials. However, most scientists cannot measure the temperature of steel just by looking at it, or sculpt stone into all kinds of shapes,... or know how it feels to blow up a balloon of glass. Handmade is the story of materials through making and doing. Author and material scientist Anna Ploszajski journeys into the domain of makers and craftspeople to comprehend how the most popular materials really work. With knowledge accumulated over generations through hands-on trial and error, these experimenters and tinkerers understand the materiality of objects far better than any scientist with a textbook. Anna has the fresh perspective of someone at the forefront of the field. Each chapter centres around an everyday material and features Anna's accounts of learning from masters of their respective crafts. Along the way, she builds a fuller picture of materials and their place in society, as well as how they have intersected with her own life experiences - from land racing on American salt flats to swimming the English Channel. She visits a female blacksmith artist to see, hear, smell and strike steel herself, explores how working with one of the most primal of materials, clay, has brought about some of the most advanced technologies, and delves down to the atomic scale of glass to find out what makes it 'glassy'. Handmadeaffords us a new understanding of the materials we encounter every day and an appreciation for the skills needed to fashion them into objects that are perfectly formed for the jobs they do.
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            ISBN 9781472971074
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Miniature Railways

            Miniature Railways (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Henshaw, David

            • RRP: $22.99
            • $17.93
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            A history and guide to the miniature railways of Britain, from 5-inch to 15-inch gauges.

            ISBN 9781784424404
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Shire Library
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            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World

            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World (Paperback)

            By Smil, Vaclav

            • RRP: $26.00
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            'There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil' Bill Gates Is flying dangerous? How much do the world's cows weigh? And what makes people happy? From earth's nations and inhabitants, through the fuels and foods that energize them, to the transportation an...d inventions of our modern world - and how all of this affects the planet itself - in Numbers Don't Lie, Professor Vaclav Smil takes us on a fact-finding adventure, using surprising statistics and illuminating graphs to challenge lazy thinking. Packed with 'Well-I-never-knew-that' information and with fascinating and unusual examples throughout, we find out how many people it took to build the Great Pyramid, that vaccination yields the best return on investment, and why electric cars aren't as great as we think (yet). There's a wonderful mix of science, history and wit, all in bite-sized chapters on a broad range of topics. Urgent and essential, Numbers Don't Lie inspires readers to interrogate what they take to be true in these significant times. Smil is on a mission to make facts matter, because after all, numbers may not lie, but which truth do they convey? 'He is rigorously numeric, using data to illuminate every topic he writes about. The word polymath was invented to describe people like him' Bill Gates 'Important' Mark Zuckerberg, on Energy 'One of the world's foremost thinkers on development history and a master of statistical analysis . . . The nerd's nerd' Guardian 'There is perhaps no other academic who paints pictures with numbers like Smil' Guardian 'He's a slayer of bullshit' David Keith, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics & Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University
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            ISBN 9780241989692
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Small Inventions that Made a Big Difference
             

            Small Inventions that Made a Big Difference (Hardback)

            By Pilcher, Helen

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Internationally sourced

            A look at small, seldom-noticed and apparently insignificant objects and inventions that have changed the world.

            ISBN 9781787397873
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Farm and Workshop Welding, Third Revised Edition

            Farm and Workshop Welding, Third Revised Edition (Paperback)

            By Pearce, Andrew

            • RRP: $49.99
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            A practical, visual resource for welding in farm, home, blacksmith, auto, or school workshops. Its 10 sections describe all the major types of welds before progressing into trickier methods

            ISBN 9781497100404
            Released NZ 1 May 2021
            Publisher Fox Chapel Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Basic Welding for Farm and Ranch: Essential Tools and Techniques for Repairing and Fabricating Farm Equipment

            Basic Welding for Farm and Ranch: Essential Tools and Techniques for Repairing and Fabricating Farm Equipment (Paperback)

            By Galvery, William

            • RRP: $59.99
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            This introductory photographic guide to basic welding techniques is specially focused for farmers, ranchers, and homesteaders and includes step-by-step instructions for common repairs and fabrications.

            ISBN 9781612128788
            Released NZ 1 May 2019
            Publisher Storey Publishing LLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Wigner Monte Carlo Method for Nanoelectronic Devices: A Particle Description of Quantum Transport and Decoherence

            The Wigner Monte Carlo Method for Nanoelectronic Devices: A Particle Description of Quantum Transport and Decoherence (Hardback)

            By Querlioz, Damien; Dollfus, Philippe

            • RRP: $314.99
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            The emergence of nanoelectronics has led us to renew the concepts of transport theory used in semiconductor device physics and the engineering community. This book gives an overview of the quantum transport approaches for nanodevices and focuses on the Wigner formalism.

            ISBN 9781848211506
            Released NZ 23 Apr 2010
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Iste
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